Should Minnesota’s Punitive Damages Statutes Be Applied In Federal Court? A Debate.

Event Description

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Presentation Description:

Minn. Stat § 549.191 limits how and when claims for punitive damages can be brought.  At one time, cases in the District of Minnesota unanimously held that the statute applied in federal court.  However, over the past few years multiple cases have held that the statute does not apply.  Jeff Justman and Josh Jacobson, who have authored dueling articles discussing this issue, will debate whether the statute should apply.


Josh Jacobson | President, The Law Office of Josh Jacobson, P.A.

Jeff Justman | Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 325759


HCBA Member:  $0
Non-HCBA Member:  $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free 

Deadline to Register: September 29, 2020

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM